Second Harvest operates the BackPack Program at 41 sites within northwest Pennsylvania. This program provides children with nutritious, child-friendly food when other resources, such as school lunches and after-school meals or snacks, are not available. Backpacks are discreetly distributed to participating children at schools on Fridays and helps provide the proper nutrition necessary for overall growth, physical and cognitive development and satisfactory performance in school.
Second Harvest selects and obtains the food for our sites and volunteers assemble individual bags for distribution. Each backpack contains enough items for multiple breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Manager of Programs Gerry Weiss by email at email@example.com or by phone at 814-459-3663 ext. 120, or Child Nutrition Coordinator Heather Filson at 814-459-3663 ext. 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can you help?
Make a donation. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted to help maintain our BackPack Program. You may donate online or by check.